What is the best approach for displaying hint text?

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Posted 8 years ago by Craig - Varigence, Inc.
Version: 11.1.0545
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As there doesn't seem to be a built-in way to show hint text in the SyntaxEditor, do you have any recommendation for the best way to implement it? Looking over the samples, a custom watermark adornment seems like the best approach - do you concur?

Thanks,

-Craig

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Posted 8 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Correct, the adornment is best at this time unless you just overlay a hint over the entire control.


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Posted 8 years ago by Craig - Varigence, Inc.
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In your adornment samples, you register the AdornmentManagerProvider within the language's constructor. Is there a way to register the service after the language is constructed and still have it work, or does the adornment service have to be registered within the constructor?

Thanks,

-Craig
Posted 8 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Craig,

I'm not sure the service would work on existing views that use the language if you did that. You can however just create your IAdornmentManager and pass it the view you want to track, which is effectively what the adornment manager provider does when it detects new views. It stores the resulting instance in the view.Properties dictionary.


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The latest build of this product (v2019.1 build 0683) was released 1 month ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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